How are guns being
used by citizens
in America each year?
Every year, guns are used over 80x more often to protect a life than to take one!*
Approx. # of civilian firearms in America3
Times a year women use a gun to defend against SEXUAL ABUSE4
polled felons say they won’t mess with an armed victim5
an international perspective
per 100 residents6
per 100,000 residents7
A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally (more guns = less crime).
Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher murder rates than those who do not in general. In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate 3x that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!8